PSU breaks ground on $70 million face-lift at Neuberger Hall

Local and Portland State University leaders break ground Friday, March 30, 2018 on a $70 million art museum at Neuberger Hall. (KATU Photo)

It was groundbreaking day at Neuberger Hall on the Portland State University campus on Friday, marking the beginning of a $70 million face-lift.

When it’s finished next year, Neuberger will be home to the new Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum.

It will feature work by faculty, students and northwest artists, along with national and international exhibits.

It will also house an interdisciplinary space, bringing artists face to face with scientists and mathematicians.

"Pretty much every student at PSU is going to go through this new space and benefit from what this building is going to bring to us," said Rahmat Shoureshi, president of PSU. "You've got to have state-of-the-art facilities in order to provide quality education."

Neuberger sits right in the heart of campus. It was originally built in the 1960s as South Park Hall.

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